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HUD Requests Comments to Newly Proposed “Mixed-Status” Household Rule

4 June 2019

On May 10, 2019, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a new proposed rule to Section 214 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1980. This amendment will prohibit HUD from providing housing financial assistance to individuals who are non-U.S. citizens and eligible residents. It will require HUD to verify recipients’ eligible immigration status for all individuals in a household and forbid people who do not have eligible immigration status from serving as the leaseholder even in “mixed-status” families.

HUD is requesting comment on the proposed rule by July 9, 2019. Interested parties can submit comments:

  • By mail to: Regulations Division, Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 10276, Washington, DC 20410-0500; or
  • Electronically to Federal eRulemaking Portal at

On June 5, 2019, National Housing Law Project (NHLP), in partnership with the National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, will host a webinar to provide an overview of the rule, its implication, and share resources from 3:00 pm-4:00 pm.

According to NHLP and NLIHC, this rule will negatively impact immigrant families’ ability to access housing and may result in family separation and homelessness among families. Based on HUD’s analysis, over 55,000 U.S. citizens’ children who are eligible to receive HUD’s subsidized housing may be at risk of facing eviction.

Click here to read the proposed rule to Section 214.

Click here to review HUD’s analysis of the proposed rule.

Click here to access NLIHC and NHLP’s new website,, which provides an overview of the proposed rule, latest updates, resources, and a link to submit comments directly to HUD.

Click here to register for the webinar.